The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee is a joint legislative service agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Per the Senate and House Rules, joint committees of the Pennsylvania General Assembly are assigned by the President Pro Tempore and by the Speaker of the House. Vacancies in the joint committees are filled by the President Pro Tempore and by the Speaker.
See rules: Senate Resolution 3
See rules: House Resolution 1
||As set forth in the LBFC's enabling legislation, Act 195 of 1959, as amended, 46 P.S. §§70.1-70.6, the Committee is to conduct studies and make recommendations aimed at eliminating unnecessary expenditures; promoting economy in the government of the Commonwealth; and assuring that state funds are being expended in accordance with legislative intent and law. To carry out these mandates, the LBFC is authorized to conduct a wide range of research activities pertaining to the operation and performance of state-funded programs and agencies.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
| Current members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|House Speaker: Mike Turzai (R) • House Majority Leader: Dave Reed (R) • House Minority Leader: Frank Dermody (D)|
|Democratic (83) • Republican (119) • Vacancy (1) • Pennsylvania House of Representatives • Pennsylvania State Senate|